Friday, July 27, 2007

Day Three--Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

After Kylemore Abbey, we ate dinner at a hole in the wall (which was surprisingly good and fairly inexpensive), then went to our B&B where we crashed for a bit. Unfortunately, we were still somewhat jet-lagged because we were up from about 3:00 to 6:00 in the morning... But then we fell back to sleep until 8:30.

When we awoke, we had a quick breakfast, grabbed a cab to the bus station, then took the bus out to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.


I thought the castle was interesting--although the myriad of stairways was a bit confusing, not to mention steep.


One of my favorite rooms was the Great Room, with a fire pit right square in the center of the room.


I also thought the kitchen was interesting, such as it was. So very different from a modern kitchen... so NOT what we're used to seeing!


But my favorite room, in terms of sheer opulance, had to be the private chappel.


Next up: The Folk Park and the Banquet at Bunratty Castle. Stay tuned, Kids!